In a historic moment, Bayer will likely complete its acquisition of Monsanto this Thursday. The $66 billion deal has been in the works for nearly two years, leaving many farmers wondering what it means for them.
Farmland often serves as a giant time capsule. Arrowheads, fossils, petrified wood, meteorites, marbles, coins, buttons and bullets are a portion of an endless list pulled straight from the trappings of yesteryear.
Harnessed to six-row, alternating strips of corn and soybeans, Jim Nichols boomed a 292 bu. yield average. Standing on the edge of his farmland, Nichols points upward at a carbon secret: His corn crop comes from the sky.